A Proud Member of AO3 Since Last Week

I joined an Archive of Our Own!

Finally! Yay!

Archive of Our Own (AO3) is a fan fiction archive run by the Organization for Transformative Works, OTW in turn is a non-profit that promotes fan works as legal, transformative works, which is pretty cool. I’ve heard their name tossed around the internet over the past few years, but now that I’m looking into them for real it’s clear I’ve been missing out. Hopefully I’ll get some more time to read up on their other projects in the future.

Anyway, my first order of business after joining AO3 was to start posting my own novel-length fan fiction Gerda and the Snow Queen (previous title: To Death) so that it will live on in the annals of fan fiction history forever!

I’m also still plugging away at my other novel-length fan fiction, the one I started in high school, the one that I was totally definitely for serious going to finish in 2016. I’ve set a deadline for myself, again, but since I’ve been setting deadlines for this story for six years, I’m not even going to share the new date. It will be done when its done, I guess?

(Side note: When I decided to become a writer at the tender age of 9-and-a-half, I definitely didn’t expect my life’s work to be a Game of Thrones-length fan fiction written for the worst books ever written. And yet here I am 12 years into this ridiculous mess. But what can I say, it’s a pretty fun time, actually.)

Anyway, that beautiful monstrosity will also be going on AO3 when it’s complete, which I’m sure will be any day now…

Current 2016 Projects

I’m working on a few long term things right now. None of them are at a shareable point, but here are some things to look forward to…

Projects:

  • The album!  I had to cancel my December session because I severely, severely underestimated how crazy the Christmas season is when you’re travelling. My actual last session will be in May 2016. Look for a summer release date!
    • A 2nd novel length fan fiction! (Because why write novels that people will pay you for … ?) But for serious, this is a project that is very close to my heart. I’ve been working on it on and off for about 12 years and have decided that this is the year I finish what I started!
      • A dance routine! Probably! I’ve never choreographed anything before.  But if I can come up with enough $ for the competition by June, and if I don’t end up looking like a panda falling out of a tree, then I will even share the video with you!

      There you have it, folks!  Of course, in between the big projects look for sporadic performances, covers, and blog posts.

      Til next time!

10,000 Words

Today I hit 10,000 words in one of the books I’m writing. The average YA novel is 60-80,000 words, so I still have quite a ways to go, but I thought I’d share this milestone with you. 🙂

Some day I dream of sharing info about release dates and author talks, but those are all a few years off. In the meantime, I’ll let you know about small milestones like this one.